Kathmandu, Nepal, July 14, 2020: The government of Nepal has been mulling an idea to recall Nepal’s Ambassador to India, Nilamber Acharya before the end of his term reasoning for the diplomatic gap between the two countries.
The government intends to appoint another ambassador to India to initiate talks through diplomatic level to settle disputes emerged between the two neighboring countries, a source close to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said preferring anonymity.
Bilateral relations between the two countries has reached in the historic low after India protested the Nepal government’s decision to issue a new political map including Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura area in its territory.
Though no decision is taken yet to recall Acharya, the government, particularly the Prime Minister KP Oli and Foreign Affairs Minister Pradeep Gyawali do not seem satisfy with the role of Ambassador Acharya, claims the source.
The government has been mulling the idea to recall Nepal’s Ambassador to India, Acharya with the aim to mend the relations with India at the time when the government has faced a domestic turmoil over the issue of performance of the government.
As Prime Minister Oli had alleged India and some leaders in Nepal of hatching conspiracy to oust him from the post, dissident leaders from his party have been demanding his resignations not only from the post of Prime Minister but also from the post of party’s chairperson.
Though the government intended to hold talks with India in a diplomatic level to settle the disputes over borders, India has not been responding the proposal. It is used to claim that India would not hold talks with incumbent Oli led government.
Incumbent Oli led government believes that Nepal and India would have hold talks over the disputed border issues if proper initiation was taken from the diplomatic level. The government has a suspicion that Acharya would not have taken adequate initiations for the talks with India.
Acharya, who was also a member of the Eminent Persons Group (EPG), used to be considered as of a competent person to mention Nepal-India Relations.